Earlier this week I migrated over my content from the previous blog for University Baptist Church due to my recent resignation as Senior Pastor.
Yesterday, our text was Matthew 9:1-8... And getting into a boat he crossed over and came to his own city. And behold, some people brought to him a paralytic, lying on a bed. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven.” And behold, some … Continue reading Authority Extended
What Sort of Man is This?
Yesterday, we walked through Matthew 8:23-27... And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him, saying, “ Save us, Lord; we are perishing.” … Continue reading What Sort of Man is This?
Rise & Serve
Yesterday, I had the privilege and joy of preaching Matthew 8:14-17... And when Jesus entered Peter 's house, he saw his mother- in- law lying sick with a fever. He touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she rose and began to serve him. That evening they brought to him many who were … Continue reading Rise & Serve
SBC 2014 – Affection or Affectation?
The Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting begins Monday, June 10, in Baltimore. I will not be attending this year, but I will be watching, reading, and listening to many of the sessions and discussions. I have a particular interest in this year’s convention, as many do, because of a recent report (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/29/southern-baptist-convention-membership-decline_n_5411695.html) published by LifeWay … Continue reading SBC 2014 – Affection or Affectation?
A Special Thanks
Dear UBC Family, I want to thank you for affording me the opportunity to take a sabbatical this winter. From January 13 - March 31, my daily duties as Senior Pastor of UBC were suspended while I focused on my family, pastoral development, writing, and rest. It was a time much needed and well spent. … Continue reading A Special Thanks
Though You Slay Me
This is the poem I shared the Sunday heading into my sabbatical.
On November 15, I celebrated the privilege of being UBC's pastor for the past 7 years. The longer I serve in ministry the more I realize that I am less a gift to you, and you are more a gift to me. Thank you for putting up with, praying for, listening to, even following me … Continue reading Sabbatical…
Introduction to Matthew
This past Sunday we began a new series in Matthew's Gospel entitled, Kingdom Community: The Story of Jesus Christ. I like overviews because of what they accomplish in me and in the body, specifically the BIG IDEA of the book is better understood and the connection to the consistent story of the whole Bible is … Continue reading Introduction to Matthew